A cup of bancha tea kept next to a tray of dried bancha leaves, atop a wooden table
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Bancha (Japanese Green Tea) Recipe

Keep your health in check by brewing yourself a hot cup of bancha tea daily!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bancha tea
Appliance: Stove, Teapot
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1/2 a cup of filtered water
  • 1 tbsp of dried bancha leaves or a teabag
  • 1 tsp of lemon syrup
  • 1 tsp of honey


  • To make bancha tea, add some water in your teapot and bring it to a boil. If you do not have a teapot, you can boil the water in a saucepan.
  • To the boiling water, add a tabelspoon of bancha dried tea leaves and let it boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Allow the tea to cool a bit before dispensing it to the tea cups using a sieve. The tea leaves left behind in the strainer can be used to make another cup of Bancha tea.
  • You can add a teaspoon of lemon syrup and honey to the tea to enhance its taste. Serve it warm and enjoy !!
    Bancha tea kept atop a table, next to dried bancha tea leaves, honey, and brown sugar